From February 6, 2009 through February 21, 2009 in the Palm House.
Inspired by George Eastman’s plant order placed 100 years ago. Featuring more than 2,000 tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, and amaryllis. Tropical orchids will be on display courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society.
From May 9, 2009 through July 12, 2009 in the Entrance Gallery.
A photography and video installation capturing the transformation of a 32-acre brownfield in the historic center of Los Angeles into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle between May 2005 and May 2006. This project — which involved 1,500 truckloads of clean dirt and 1 million corn seeds — was created by artist Lauren Bon to bring forth questions surrounding the nature of urban public spaces and convey redemption and hope.
From June 13, 2009 through October 4, 2009 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
The exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape, held in 1975 at George Eastman House, signaled the emergence of a new approach to landscape photography. A new version of this seminal exhibition, organized with the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will re-examine more than 100 works from the 1975 show, as well as some 30 prints and books by other relevant artists...
From June 13, 2009 through August 16, 2009 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
“Dutch landscape” evokes an immediate mental picture of the idyllic agrarian landscape rooted in the tradition of Dutch landscape painting, but today the Netherlands is known for its planned, manipulated landscape and nature.
From July 13, 2009 through September 20, 2009 in the Entrance Gallery.
George Eastman House will present the first museum exhibition of photographs by Oscar®-winning actress Jessica Lange. The 33 black-and-white images featured depict film locations, family, and the places she has visited on her travels.
From September 5, 2009 through July 18, 2010 in the Brackett–Clark Annex.
This gallery represents the family in forms ranging from 19th-century vernacular to the contemporary art of Nicholas Nixon and Sally Mann. Viewers will be encouraged to understand this work in the context of their own families.
From October 3, 2009 through February 14, 2010 in the South Gallery.
George Eastman House presents this fall “Where We Live,” a series of exhibitions showcasing Rochester in photographs as the City of Rochester celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2009. Featured will be photographs submitted by the community as well as Rochester through the lens of professional photographers and unique images from the Eastman House collections.
From November 11, 2009 through December 16, 2009 at George Eastman House.
Spicy gingerbread fills the house for the Museum’s 14th annual holiday exhibition, featuring more than 65 creative confections made by local amateur and professional bakers. Houses will be available for sale via silent auction, with successful bidders contacted Dec. 16. Organized by the Eastman House Council. Sweet Creations proceeds benefit restoration of the Aeolian pipe organ. Sweet Creations is sponsored by TOPS Markets®, Mapstone Financial Group, and WARM 101.3.
From February 12, 2010 through February 28, 2010 at George Eastman House.
Featuring more than 2,000 tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, amaryllis, and alliums. Tropical orchids will be on display courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society and Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park.
From February 15, 2010 through March 14, 2010 in the Entrance Gallery.
This display offers a view of Rochester from three internationally renowned photographers, who were commissioned to travel to Rochester to photograph its people and places in August and September. Subjects include “Black In Rochester,” multi-generational Kodak families, and Rochester’s music scene. The photographers are Pep Bonet, Kristen Ashburn, and Magnum photographer Eli Reed.
From February 27, 2010 through June 6, 2010 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
This winter George Eastman House presents an exhibition of photographs by contemporary, and often controversial, artist Roger Ballen. The 74 black-and-white images of this mini-retrospective, titled Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982-2009, will be on display Feb. 27-June 6, 2010. Eastman House will travel the exhibition worldwide following its Rochester run.
From February 27, 2010 through October 17, 2010 in the South Gallery.
Portrait explores the photographic medium through a variety of seminal images. Including photographic processes from the earliest daguerreotypes to the most recent digital works, this selection from the Museum’s collection will allow the viewer to explore how the medium has evolved and follow the representation of personality, mood, and likeness.
From March 20, 2010 through August 2, 2010 in the Entrance Gallery.
Persistent Shadow considers the photographic negative both as part of a now-historic process and as an aesthetic object in its own right. Drawn exclusively from the unrivalled holdings of George Eastman House, the exhibition is centered on John Loengard’s portfolio of re-photographed historical negatives, as well as rare calotype, collodion and roll film negatives in an abbreviated survey of more than 100 years of photographic history.
From June 19, 2010 through October 17, 2010 at George Eastman House.
George Eastman House celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Kodak Colorama — more than 500 gigantic panoramic photographs that were on display from the 1950s through the 1990s at New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
From September 1, 2010 through October 24, 2010 at George Eastman House.
For five consecutive years, George Eastman House has showcased its recent collections with the exhibition What We’re Collecting Now. The exhibition of varying themes is organized by the master’s degree students of the Eastman House/Ryerson University program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. The latest installment explores the “slipperiness” of photographs as art objects, presenting photographs of various sizes, aesthetics, formats, and processes. Visitors also will see photographs with their original contexts, to demonstrate how presentation and context alter the meaning of photographs and affect perception of them. Featured photographers are Elijah Gowin, Martin Parr, E.J. Bellocq, Binh Danh, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Alex Webb, Ron Haviv, David Seymour (Chim), Simon Roberts, and Joel-Peter Witkin.
From October 30, 2010 through January 30, 2011 at George Eastman House.
Chosen by legendary musician Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash, this dynamic exhibition showcases some of the most memorable photography in the history of popular music — nearly 100 images by the world’s greatest music photographers, including Anton Corbijn, Lynn Goldsmith, Annie Leibovitz, Jim Marshall, Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Francesco Scavullo, and Nash himself.
Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash was organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA.
From October 30, 2010 through January 16, 2011 in the Entrance Gallery.
This companion exhibition to Taking Aim features selections from the Eastman House motion picture collection in a multimedia setting, including concert footage and performance audio.
From November 2, 2010 through May 1, 2011 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet is an aptly named, compact exhibition devoted to that historic technological revolution — the talking picture.
From November 10, 2010 through December 15, 2010 at George Eastman House.
A popular holiday tradition! George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., invites young and old to enjoy a feast for the eyes and nose — a display of 70 cleverly designed gingerbread houses, on view throughout the historic house. The Sweet Creations: Gingerbread House Display exhibit features clever confections from professional bakers, families, and community groups. In addition, the National Historic Landmark house is elaborately decorated for the holidays.
From January 22, 2011 through June 12, 2011 in the Entrance Gallery.
The newest body of work by Rochester photographer Larry Merrill is a great reminder that spring is just around the corner. A selection of his large-scale digital prints will be shown in the Museum's Entrance Gallery.
From February 11, 2011 through February 26, 2011 at George Eastman House.
George Eastman's Conservatory in Winter Bloom! Featuring more than 2,000 tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, amaryllis, and azaleas. Tropical orchids will be on display courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society.
From February 12, 2011 through June 12, 2011 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
As we approach the 2011 sesquicentennial of Mr. Lincoln’s War, Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War presents a selection of historical photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives.
From February 12, 2011 through June 12, 2011 in the South Gallery.
Features contemporary photographs selected by Dr. Alison Nordström, Eastman House curator of photographs, dealing with the legacy of the Civil War. Still Here: Contemporary Artists and the Civil War traces the history of the Civil War to the present, presenting re-enactments and Civil War sites in ways that were not possible in the 1860s. Featured is recent work by three artists: Oscar Palacio (“History Re-visited"); William Earle Williams (“Unsung Heroes: African American Soldiers in the Civil War”); and Willie Anne Wright (“Civil War Redux”).
From February 12, 2011 through June 12, 2011 in the Potter Peristyle.
George Eastman House’s motion picture collection will be showcased during the run of the Civil War exhibitions. Scenes from films focused on the Civil War will be featured, including early silent examples and screen tests for Gone With the Wind recently restored by Eastman House. Also displayed will be numerous film stills and posters, from Birth of a Nation (1915) to Gods and Generals (2003).
From May 10, 2011 through September 18, 2011 in the Brackett–Clark Annex.
The Americana of Hollywood as depicted in motion picture publicity stills -- though often viewed through rose -colored glasses -- evoke Norman Rockwell’s illustrations of America to such an extent that they might appear as photographs from an old family album. Americana: Hollywood And The American Way Of Life features 150 images from the vast collection of publicity stills conserved at George Eastman House, from films such as On the Town, It’s a Wonderful Life, Father’s Little Dividend, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and Junior Miss.
From June 25, 2011 through September 18, 2011 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
Experience the iconic paintings and illustrations of artist Norman Rockwell alongside the meticulously staged photographs on which he based his work. Beginning in the late 1930s, Rockwell adopted photography as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. He served as the director and carefully orchestrated the photographs, hand-selecting the props, locations, and models.
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From October 1, 2011 through February 19, 2012 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
All eyes will be on George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film this fall as it presents one its largest exhibitions in its history -- The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection. More than 500 photographs by the masters of the medium will be on view Oct. 1, 2011 through Feb. 19, 2012. The Eastman House is dedicating all of its primary gallery space to this exhibition.
From October 6, 2011 through November 6, 2011 in the Entrance Gallery.
For the past several years a consortium of international artists, curators, and administrators has organized to consider Rochester, N.Y., as a rapidly changing city and the resulting project is "Transitions Rochester," to be exhibited in part at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and George Eastman House.
From February 10, 2012 through February 25, 2012 at George Eastman House.
George Eastman's Conservatory in Winter Bloom! Featuring more than 2,000 tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, amaryllis, and azaleas.
From March 10, 2012 through September 23, 2012 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
George Eastman House turns to its own unparalleled collections for a survey of photography from the earliest efforts in the 19th century to the most recent techniques and aesthetics. See: Untold Stories, on view March 10 through Sept. 16, 2012, is the first of several exhibitions showcasing the collections, in an effort to share a wide variety of the little known and rarely seen.
The collection material will be presented in the way the artists intended it to be seen, in groups, sets and portfolios. Among the material shown will be a selection of prints from Ansel Adams’s first portfolios (1948-1963); proof prints by Edward Steichen; images of Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman; a selection of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes donated to the museum by distinguished collector Donald Weber; the original 1876-1877 woodburytypes of John Thomson’s Street Life in London; dye-transfer prints by Harold Edgerton; “Roll, Jordon, Roll” by Doris Ulman made in the Sea Islands of Georgia in the early 1930s; Garry Winogrand’s “Women are Beautiful” series; Neil Winokur’s “A to Z” portfolio; and commercial work by Joel-Peter Witkin.
From March 10, 2012 through January 27, 2013 in the Brackett–Clark Annex.
Ballyhoo: The Art of Selling the Movies, part of the See: Untold Stories exhibition, highlights the innovative lobby displays, outdoor advertising, and merchant tie-ins that were a hallmark of film exhibition during the era of the corporate studio system, which was at its peak between 1925 and 1950. The images are drawn primarily from the publicity stills and photographs collected by Ray Rueby, Sr., and the studio publicity departments of Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. During the 25 years that are the focus of this exhibition, studios devised bigger, brassier, and glitzier productions to entice patrons facing the Great Depression and a world war. The publicity efforts that accompanied the films are, in this exhibition, the star of the show.
From April 7, 2012 through June 24, 2012 in the Entrance Gallery.
Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853 – 1943) is best known for his exquisite photographs of mediaeval cathedrals, yet his photographic output included many different subjects. Ideal Forms highlights some of his lesser known photographs and emphasizes the diversity of his work. His choices of photographic subjects reflect these wide-ranging interests and also demonstrate his skill as a photographer. No other photographer has captured ecclesiastical spaces with such emotion or enabled the platinum print to render their stones edifice so perfectly. The exhibition also features Evans's portraiture and early photo-micrographic images of plant and sea life, which will be displayed in the gallery on iPads.
From June 30, 2012 through October 21, 2012 in the Entrance Gallery.
This exhibition, which debuted in fall 2011 at FOAM: Photo Museum of Amsterdam, draws from the Eastman House collection to demonstrate photography as object and the photography's persistence as a cultural artifact and vehicle for memory and meaning. Featured works are by Julia Margaret Cameron, Frederick H. Evans, Lucas Samaras, and Edward Steichen.
From July 3, 2012 through September 30, 2012 at George Eastman House.
George Eastman House is hosting in its gardens an edition of five bronze memorial sculptures by artist Todd McGrain, which are the result of his efforts to memorialize five extinct birds. McGrain’s Lost Bird Project focuses on five North American Birds driven to extinction in modern times: the Carolina Parakeet, the Heath Hen, the Great Auk, the Labrador Duck, and the Passenger Pigeon. Each species is represented in a sculpture as high as 6-feet tall that weighs between 400 and 700 lbs. A documentary film about the project will screen at the Dryden Theatre July 28 and 29, with the creative team in attendance.
From October 6, 2012 through January 27, 2013 in the Brackett–Clark Gallery.
60 from the 60s features 60 prints from the 1960s by 10 of the most significant photographers from that eventful decade, offering a dynamic look at photography of the era. Many of photographers were just beginning to create a name for themselves in the 1960s, and some were established artists then in the midst of successful careers. The featured artists are Harry Callahan, Benedict J. Fernandez, Hollis Frampton, Betty Hahn, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Roger Mertin, Arnold Newman, Aaron Siskind, and Garry Winogrand.
From December 22, 2012 through April 28, 2013 in the Entrance Gallery.
A large camera obscura has been installed at George Eastman House in the Entrance Gallery.
From February 8, 2013 through February 24, 2013 at George Eastman House.
George Eastman's Conservatory in Winter Bloom! Thousands of hyacinths, daffodils, freesias, amaryllis, and azaleas.
From February 9, 2013 through May 26, 2013 at George Eastman House.
The George Eastman House installation by Los Angeles artist Lauren Bon links the mountains of Southern California and the historic photographic industry of Rochester, N.Y., through an exploration of their shared connections to two basic elements.
From June 15, 2013 through October 13, 2013 at George Eastman House.
The Gender Show explores ways gender has been presented in photographs, ranging from archetypal to non-traditional to subversive representations, with a special emphasis on the performances that photography can encourage or capture.
The exhibition will feature more than 130 photographs from the George Eastman House collection, spanning the 19th century to the present, by a wide range of artists including Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Nickolas Muray, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Barbara Norfleet, Mary Ellen Mark, Cindy Sherman, and Chuck Samuels.